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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    The man with the golden gun - Probably the biggest missed opportunity in the series. This could've been so good, but it is all wasted on some halfbaked supervillain plot. The real meat should've been on Lee and Moore, not on boring thai dude and the solar macguffin. Also the man who wrote in that sheriff again needs to be flogged.
    My feelings exactly.
    I keep picturing the writers like "durrrr a rivalry plot with some ace assassin trying to have a showdown with Bond? that seems boring, let's add a random nonsense supervillain plot to this"
    What a fucking waste of Christopher Lee.

    My list (memory wise) of the truly great Bond movies is:
    -From Russia With Love
    -Thunderball
    -OHMSS
    -Live and Let Die (stupid as hell but fun)
    -The Spy Who Loved Me
    -License to Kill (barely a Bond movie though)
    -Goldeneye
    -Casino Royale
    -Skyfall

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    Diamonds are forever - Now i know i'm going to get alot of shit for this. But i really enjoyed this one, its silly fun and i just find those two strange hitmen oh so entertaining. Like i get why people hate it, it is really different and campy, but i can't help but smile when Connery drives off in a bleep booping moonlander. Also my favorite Blofeldt actor.
    I'll always remember it for one of the single worst acting moments in any Bond film courtesy of Jill St. John at 2:32 of this video.



    Live and let die - It is hard to take this one seriously. Jive talking pimps meets Roger i don't know what to do with his Moore. Also that annoying redneck sheriff came out of nowhere and people apparently liked him enough to bring him back. Tee-he was great tho, he, fat henchman and Samedi were fun. And what was up with that you banged the tarot reading out of me subplot?
    Culpepper is so weird to me since his entire character feels like a Smokey and the Bandit cash-in but predates that film by three years. Far as the rest of the film goes, I've always liked liked how it's just a blaxploitation film that James Bond wandered into.

    The man with the golden gun - Probably the biggest missed opportunity in the series. This could've been so good, but it is all wasted on some halfbaked supervillain plot. The real meat should've been on Lee and Moore, not on boring thai dude and the solar macguffin. Also the man who wrote in that sheriff again needs to be flogged.
    Much as I love Christopher Lee, I'll never forgive Golden Gun for adding that stupid slide whistle to the jump scene; that's one of the greatest stunts ever pulled off for a film but that sound effect takes me out of it.

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    -License to Kill (barely a Bond movie though)
    Both Dalton films were Generic '80s Action Films that just happened to have James Bond as the main character. A few name changes and they could have easily been Schwarzenegger or Stallone films.
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  3. #183

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    My feelings exactly.
    I keep picturing the writers like "durrrr a rivalry plot with some ace assassin trying to have a showdown with Bond? that seems boring, let's add a random nonsense supervillain plot to this"
    What a fucking waste of Christopher Lee.
    It had to be some executive meddling. I'm no shakespeare but even i can tell that makes for an aimless mess of a story. I figure some executive couldn't see the appeal in a smaller story.

    My list (memory wise) of the truly great Bond movies is:
    -From Russia With Love
    -Thunderball
    -OHMSS
    -Live and Let Die (stupid as hell but fun)
    -The Spy Who Loved Me
    -License to Kill (barely a Bond movie though)
    -Goldeneye
    -Casino Royale
    -Skyfall
    I really hope i feel differently about skyfall on re-watching. Its one of those films you don't really remember all that vividly but you remember the disapointment.

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    I'll always remember it for one of the single worst acting moments in any Bond film courtesy of Jill St. John at 2:32 of this video.

    That menecing kebab skewer lunge is just so wonderfully goofy. Honestly she'd stand out more if she gave a good performance when everyone else is hamming it up.

    Culpepper is so weird to me since his entire character feels like a Smokey and the Bandit cash-in but predates that film by three years. Far as the rest of the film goes, I've always liked liked how it's just a blaxploitation film that James Bond wandered into.
    Oh wow those two are pretty much the same character. Was there like a racist sheriff reneissance during the 70's or something? But i guess blaxploitation and fat sweaty southerners sort of go hand in hand.

    Much as I love Christopher Lee, I'll never forgive Golden Gun for adding that stupid slide whistle to the jump scene; that's one of the greatest stunts ever pulled off for a film but that sound effect takes me out of it.
    Even better than the akwardly flying coupe? I think not.

    But yeah it does take you out of it.

    Both Dalton films were Generic '80s Action Films that just happened to have James Bond as the main character. A few name changes and they could have easily been Schwarzenegger or Stallone films.
    License to kill was the most bondy bond song of the era tho.

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    I'm re-watching A View To A Kill right now for some reason and yecccchhhh, I mean I knew the later Moore movies were bad but oi.

    They're such a strange mix of extremely dumb and bland.
    Also really hard to watch after the Brosnan and Craig movies given how geriatric and tame the action scenes are.
    Like oh boy a slow chase in a firetruck from some keystone cops! That's really thrilling after I basically just watched the opening car chase in Quantum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfwood View Post
    It had to be some executive meddling. I'm no shakespeare but even i can tell that makes for an aimless mess of a story. I figure some executive couldn't see the appeal in a smaller story.
    That's basically what happened. The first screenwriter had the story revolve around Bond and Scaramanga, and disagreements between him and director Guy Hamilton, led to him quitting and a new writer brought on board who started adding the energy crisis plotline and downplaying the original one.


    That menecing kebab skewer lunge is just so wonderfully goofy. Honestly she'd stand out more if she gave a good performance when everyone else is hamming it up.
    She's in the wrong film (and she was orginally supposed to play a different character in this one). Granted given how poor the writting is for her character, you can't blame for not trying. Not like Connery was.

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    I really really hate Diamonds Are Forever.
    All the more for sucking as hard as it does while having the BEST theme song of the whole series.

    Also Wint and Kid are fun until you see that they're basically "lol gross gay wierdos!" characters.

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    That goes back to Fleming (not that the filmmakers really fixed it); the man was a huge homophobia (there's an entire rant in Goldfinger about how giving women the vote somehow upset the balance of the universe and is increasingly turning them into lesbians).

    But honestly, I really don't like any of the Bond movies from the 70s. Well, besides The Spy Who Loved Me, which is tied with Casino Royale as my favorite.

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    I mean i realized they were gay, and that they were strange. But i never made the connection that those two things were related.

    And a view to kill is the one with walken right? The one where Roger Moore really really wanted to retire.

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    Frankly I didn't really enjoy any of the Bond Movies - except for Golden Eye which I loved to death. And even there I'm not completely sure if I'm not just projecting my love for one of the best N64 games of all time onto it.

    Ah, good times. Sneaking into the 18+ section of our local video rental store just for this gem

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    Goldeneye the game does not hold up. I truly wished that it would but is has aged worse than late era Roger Moore.

    Just got got done with octopussy. Dunno what to think of it, not too crazy about the India backdrop but thats just personal taste. And its a little weird how the villains just get shoved aside for a vague low burner romance with maud adams. But on the plus side those soviet uniforms make for such a great visual, too bad more time wasn't spent on that end of the story. Also i hate circuses in general and eastern european knife throwers in particular. Much like this post the movie could've done with more focus

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    Goldeneye the game does not hold up.
    I mean in the interest of fairness many FPS prior to say 2007 or so don't hold up very well.
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    As someone who has basically never played an FPS past Timesplitters 2 (I touched Fortnite a couple times), I can still fully enjoy Goldeneye and Perfect Dark lol.

    Not sure if this is bragging rights or pitiable.

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    Perfect dark still works for me. A little dated, but manageable.

    Just watched view to kill, or as i just learned its called a view to A kill. Its probably the worst of all the ones i've seen so far, and i imagine it'll be the reigning king until i get to quantum of a trainwreck. Its just a strange film, a somber christopher walken sleepwalking through his lines, a plot about nazi slash commie superbabies seguing into a goldfinger rip off with microchips instead of gold and a leading man who doesn't care to be there. Like you can see it in his eyes how Moore is questioning the life choices that got him to this point. Also the blonde reminds me way too much of chrissie from three's company

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    The living daylights - I dunno if its because it came after such an extremly weak one, but i liked this one quite a lot. I mean first of just the way Dalton just looks like a cold brutal killer constantly trying to restrain his need to kill sets him apart nicely from Roger Moore, he makes even Daniel Craigs Bond seem sociable. Its like they put a shark into an expensive suit, in a good way. Nice with an actual spy feel too, way more twists and double crosses than you were used to getting from Moore, and a very grounded and focused story. The lets help the honorable muhajedin part felt a little too long, also harsh in hindsight. But hey i mean it doesn't beat Rambo 3 in that regard. Top five Bond girl too. Like the only thing i would change would be to trim it down to like a solid 100 min run time, but that goes for most bond movies

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    Living Daylights has just the worst villains though. Especially Koskov.

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    Well they wont end up on anyones top ten. But if they had gotten to do the original idea of having Gogol being the guy supposedly going crazy it would've had a lot more oomph. But i mean Gimli was alright, he pulled his own. The no name russian hitman is the stock dead eyed aryan, with an 80's twist running around walkmannig people to death. And the toy general is insufferable but that is kind of the point of him being a dick playing at being a soldier

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    Red Grant is just unchallengeable as the king of the hulking blonde killers.
    My second favorite of that line though is actually Stamper from Tomorrow Never Dies, just because of what a visual time capsule he is to the late 90's.

    As for Brad Whitaker, he's an interesting character... from some other movie where he tonally fits in. Especially with their attempt at a more serious movie with Dalton he was really out of place. Though a lot Living Daylights is like that for me. The franchise was crazy calcified by that point, so the creative team was like an out of shape person suddenly tying to get up and run a mile. So much of it is awkward tonally. Also Whitaker barely had anything to do, which is his other problem. They really shouldn't have had two main villains, similar problem in Octopussy.

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    For value I'd say the best overall villain situation is Goldeneye. Every one of the four baddies is awesome.
    Boris is more fun as a henchman than like 80% of the franchise, and he's just an asshole nerd who does computer stuff.

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    Tomorrow never dies has that not Steve Jobs villain that i never really liked but can't seem to forget. Guess visual appeal is its own thing, same witht that big nose general or colonel or whatever the hell he was in goldeneye. He just pops out from the rest.

    Licenese to kill - Barely even a Bond film really but i liked it. Think Ubiq said it best when he said that literally any 80's action guy could've been substituted for Bond and it wouldn't have changed anything. Not Pablo Escobar was entertaining tho, and the whole subterfuge about making him distrust his loyal men was a good angle. But i got tonal whiplash when Q showed up with his box of kooky x-ray cameras and exploding tooth paste. Don't get me wrong i love me some Q but he had no business being in this film. And i didn't really get the point of the tele-evangelist? Like he has Joel Osteen give him the daily price for the drugs in his sermon or something? Didn't seem neccesary but maybe i'm missing something. Also i kept thinking of macbain and mendoza from simpsons throughout the movie

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    I only just realized that in just two films, that Dalton had two different Felix Leiters.

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    Leiter's always been played by different actors; well okay, License to Kill's is the same as Live and Let Die (for some reason), and the one in the Craig movies is the same.

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    Tomorrow never dies has that not Steve Jobs villain that i never really liked but can't seem to forget. Guess visual appeal is its own thing, same witht that big nose general or colonel or whatever the hell he was in goldeneye. He just pops out from the rest.
    He's supposed to be based of Charles Maxwell, but I see him more as Murdoch.

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